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It's déjà vu all over again - May 29, 2012
Ignoramus is an old guy and as an old guy and I'm seeing things I've seen before. In my younger days, when I didn't know any better, I used to sneak over the border and visit Juarez nightclubs. I remember an old master of ceremonies in one of the night clubs who was popular with locals and tourists. Some of the regulars that came would ask him to do routines about how to play the game of golf and such things. Today's fans might go to a political rally and hope that the comedian would talk about the "dog on the roof" or "the steel company that went bust".  They would have seen the star strut across stage with his hand raised, smiling at the audience and waiting for the applause to die out, then he would've built up to the story and after making a pregnant pause before delivering the smutty punch line would tell his story and besmirch his political competitor. Such behavior, demeanor, and pregnant pause timing that is practiced by even today's political characters just brings back the memory of this old tired comic. It is as if he's been resurrected and I'm an old man reminiscing about the good old days. It is déjà vu. I can tell you what is going to happen next. Some of the new things that I will relate depend on the experience I've had with watching Wily Coyote try to defeat that rascally roadrunner.

The launch of Barack Obama's new presidential campaign will bring to mind many things that have happened before. "The steel company that went bust", lasted eight years under Baines management. It should of gone bankrupt after the first two years. Two years later Mitt Romney left the management of that account, a new manager came in and extended the life of the company for four more years. Baines actually kept jobs that would not have been possible for many years. The Baines manager that came in currently works for Barack Obama as a fundraiser.  Another steel company that Mitt Romney had managed now currently has 6000 employees. This is during the time that 90% of the steel industry went bankrupt in the United States due to foreign national competition. Wily Coyote had another bomb blow up in his face.

Attempts to paint Baines as the bad guy will continue to blow up in his face. Companies such as Staples used Baines in the beginning of their business growth to finance and learn how to grow and prosper.  I have this "easy" button, which is a symbol used to describe the service Staples provides its customers.  Staples actually sells this button as an office supply item.
The war on women is another bomb that blew up. Obama's own staff severely underpaid its women employees. The claim that Anne Romney never worked a day in her life has also added to the comedy of the event. Another attack is being aimed at Anne Romney for her practice of dressage, the art of dancing with horses. It was part of the treatment that allowed her to overcome the debilitating effects of MS or multiple sclerosis. She wickedly insured her horses for a great deal of money, but not to their actual value, because she was wealthy enough to self-insure the full value of her horses. The attack on the wealthy is greatly misunderstood. Hopefully, the class warfare game of robbing the rich and distributing it to the poor will also blowup on Barack Obama. The concept of the rich feeding the poor is not a virtue that Marxists understand. I, a poor man, owe most of my wealth in life to rich men such as Howard Hughes and AP Giannini of Bank of America. Barack Obama completely misunderstands the "silver spoon".  It is not a badge of authority to lord over lesser souls, but a scepter of responsibility to do what is best for all men.

In addition to the retro comedy shenanigans that Barack Obama participates in, the use of a backdrop of human faces to add enthusiasm to his speeches is also beginning to backfire. In his previous election, the faces represented the diversity of people who had an interest in him. They were enthusiastic. They cheered and paid attention. In this election cycle, he is trying to use more military faces and leverage his ability as commander-in-chief to have a captive audience. In spite of the fact that these are well disciplined people, they do not display the emotion of his previous backdrops but in fact, sometimes display boredom and disinterest. The civilian audiences are caught yawning.
I have been following Mitt Romney for the past 11 years and I have known members of his family for over 60 years. To me, Mitt Romney is the roadrunner. He is the cousin of the man who would sell you a good tractor. His great uncle was my scoutmaster. I can picture him with his arms folded in prayer. 

His son Josh told me of the story that Mitt was goaded into going headfirst on the luge prior to the Olympics and he was scared to death but he did it for the Olympics PR and enjoyed it (but might not accept the next challenge). I can see him raise his hand and be sworn in as the President of the United States. I can see him sit at the desk in the Oval Office and assure us all that he will do his best to help us overcome the problems that we have.

I hope that many in America will not be seduced by the Obama shenanigans and try to prove that they are not prejudiced. Barack Obama has been a failure in delivering the American dream.  He did not deliver the change he promised. He did not lower the deficit as he promised.

There are too many people in this country who believe that life is a free lunch.  "There ain't no such thing as free lunch."  Remember the acronym, "TANSTAFL".  Without Mitt in the White House, we will all be paying a lot for free lunch.

Nattering Nabobs of Negativity - May 15, 2012

There is a great deal of humor in politics lately. Most of it is not intended. What makes it funny is that the Democratic National Committee thinks it's pulling something over on the public. It makes comments about Mitt Romney that are supposed to be disparaging, but in fact they're merely "nattering nabobs of negativity". In 2008 when Mitt Romney first became a candidate for president, there was a character in the Democratic National Committee named Damien LaVera. His job was to dig up dirt about Mitt Romney. He published a script used by computer trolls who frequented the chat streams of political commentary. Whenever the opportunity arose, these trolls would introduce comments about Mitt's religion or his experiences prior to becoming a candidate for President of the United States. I was always amazed at how quickly a chat stream progressed. Immediately after an article was issued on the Internet, within the first 5 minutes, 20 or 30 comments would be posted in the chat stream.

In learning how to be part of this community, I was amazed at how this could happen. It always took me five or 10 minutes; to create a response and then get it posted; before it appeared on the screen for comment. I sometimes had the comment that would kill the conversation and the chat stream ceased.

 After a while, it was 100 comments or so before I could get into a chat stream.  Then I begin to imagine what was happening.  The trolls actually knew when a chat stream would commence and were waiting with initial responses before there was even a question posed.  Some of the trolls that were not in the same room with each other became confused and lost their place in the script. Often comments identical to others were actually repeated several times in the chat stream. 

I also knew;
in cases where one person was using more than one identity; that it took several minutes for an identity to be changed before a response could be made. I then realized that there was more than one computer involved for trolls working together to work the script so that they could respond in rapid sequence, but they did not have to wait until a response was posted. They could merely cut and paste the script in rapid succession. It was at this point that I was reminded of the term "nattering nabobs of negativity" which was introduced by Spiro Agnew in an election long ago. In my brain shorthand, I begin to think "3n = nattering nabobs of negativity".

Let me give you examples of some of the things that were in the script. One of the popular ones was "dog on the roof". Twenty-four years ago, when Mitt's boys were little, they used to go on family vacations to a nearby lake.  They always wanted to take the family dog, Shamus. Although the car they used was big enough to hold the whole family, there was little room for the dog. Mitt, in his ingenious way, contrived to attach a kennel with a windscreen to the car roof rack; which delighted Shamus to no end. When Shamus saw the kennel being lifted to the roof of the car, he was so excited he could hardly contain himself. The second part of this story is that on one trip Shamus became ill or had diarrhea. It's not clear which one. The problem, however, was the rear of the car was soiled because Shamus could not express his need to go out.  Mitt, in his calm, steady-Eddie demeanor, merely stopped at a service station, got out and hosed down the car, gave Shamus a walk and a pat and went merrily on the way. For someone who's looking for an embarrassing story to tell, this became the second part of "dog on the roof".

When they got to the lake, Mitt was arrested and handcuffed and taken to the local magistrate. Why? The registration letters on the boat were improperly painted so that the Park Ranger could not read them. The boat had been painted twice by amateurs, and the lettering was not as clear as the Ranger thought it should be.

Before the arrest, the Park Ranger told Mitt there was a problem. Mitt,
found out the problem and suggested, "I won't have time to repaint these numbers. So what is the situation if I just launch the boat?"
Ranger: "I would have to issue a citation." 
"What would what cost?"
"About $60, maybe."
"Okay,"  said Mitt, and he launched the boat. 
Then Ranger not only issued a citation, but he called for assistance, which naturally resulted in an arrest and the above mentioned trip to the magistrate.
To the Democratic National Committee, Mitt was a criminal of the worst type.

Damien LaVera is no longer the DNC "Kill Mitt" Chairman. He has become the flack or the person who tries to explain what happened to Solyndra, the fiasco where a billion dollars; including loans and bonuses; was squandered by Obama on a green industry project.

The "Kill Mitt" script still exists at the DNC. Some of the "ridicule Mormon" items have been eliminated due to sensitivity on this issue. The DNC still believe that the public has no memory and some of these items may still be used. My advice to bloggers and people who want to participate in chat rooms is that when they find the first 10 items are anti or negative, to simply not participate from that point onward. The group has already been infested with paid trolls. 

A funny thing happened in a chat room last week. One of the participants was using the name "Paid Troll" as his net handle. He jumped into the fray and begin to appear as he was one of the bunch but the rest of the participants ignored him completely and would not respond to him. They had recognized that he was a double agent and he wasn't really one of them. Although very subtle, for those who know what is happening, it was very, very funny!

Mormons are very familiar with the term "anti". Anti-Mormonism has been in the lexicon for 180 years. Mormons have spider sense when a conversation starts to turn. There is no use in quoting a scripture or engaging in conflict beyond that point. For the typical Mormon, the word "anti" does not press any reactive buttons. It is something they have learned to survive in a hostile world. It is a convenient way to ignore the negative issue and get on with life.
If only it were that simple to teach to the general public. It would simplify the election process a lot. 

Mitt Romney address at Liberty University.

One of the most remarkable political speeches I've ever heard was given at the commencement exercises of Liberty University on May 12, 2012. I have included the text of that commencement exercise along with the C-SPAN pointer to the video.  The introduction of the speaker in the video is given at about the 25 min. mark.  Simply slide the video pointer to 25 min. to hear the introduction of Mitt Romney. His speech actually begins at the 36 min. mark. You can expand the video image to full size by clicking the expand button on the right side of the timeline bar.


By Mitt Romney

    For the graduates, this moment marks a clear ending and a clear beginning. The task set before you four years ago is now completed in full. To the class of 2012: Well done, and congratulations.

    Some of you may have taken a little longer than four years to complete your studies. One gradu....more...

If I wanted America to fail

2012 will be a pivotal year in History. The world will change, not from what happens to us but what we do to ourselves. The people of America are mostly oblivious that we stand at the tipping point in history. We make it or break it in what we do now.

Look at this Video as I introduce you to the big question:

After seeing the first video, hit the back arrow on your browser to return here.

This is the Video I wanted you to see:

If I wanted America to Fail

What is an ignoramus?

The source of the word ignoramus is from the common Latin dating before the Christian era. Its exact meaning is “We don’t know”. Earlier expressions of the meaning were probably associated with a quick raise of the shoulders and a roll of the eyes.

Ignoramus is an elitist word dating from the time King James ordered an English translation of the Bible which at the time was only available in Latin. Comedy clubs existed in King James time, but they called it university theatre.

Go here to get a historic definition on the word, Ignoramus.

In this politically correct world, it is hard to find appropriate pejorative words to describe stupid people in politics. I hope to be able to provide you with the proper tools for this endeavor. In political propaganda the excessive use of adjectives gives the plot away far in advance of the actual presentation of any issue. The vocabulary of the left wing ignoramus does little to conceal the ulterior motives of the wicked, satanic perpetrator. Whoops, see what I mean?

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